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The Importance of Being Kind and Creative

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about what's next after launch of her debut novel, FEAST OF SORROW.

June 23, 2017 | Crystal King

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The Forty-Nine-Year-Old Virgin: A First-Timer at #Muse17

Already getting excited about next year's The Muse & the Marketplace conference? So are we! Sadly, we still have a ways to go until #Muse18, but in the meantime, we're reliving the highlights from this year's #Muse17. Today, Kristen Paulson-Nguyen reflects on her first literary conference

June 22, 2017 | Kristen Paulson-Nguyen

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Breaking the 1,000-Word Barrier & Finding Support for the Journey at #Muse17

Already getting excited about next year's The Muse and the Marketplace conference? So are we! Sadly, we still have a ways to go until #Muse18, but in the meantime, we're reliving the highlights from this year's #Muse17. Today, award-winning journalist Mary C. Curtis shares what she took away from this year's conference. 

June 15, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Making it New

My four-year-old has been coming home from pre-school lately singing songs about recycling, which my wife and I have seized as an opportunity to get rid of the stacks and stacks of paper – covered in purple scribbles and Trader Joes stickers – cluttering the house.

 

It’s our way of honoring the earth, we tell her whenever she begins to protest.

 

June 14, 2017 | Ben Berman

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Teens #WriteTheFuture at #Muse17

Already getting excited about next year's The Muse and the Marketplace conference? So are we! Sadly, we still have a ways to go until #Muse18, but in the meantime, we're reliving the highlights from this year's #Muse17. Today, Eson KimGrub's Youth Programs Manager, shares highlights from her time with our 2016-17 crop of teen fellows. 

 

On May 6th, teen fellows from our Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) attended GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace conference as special guests for the day. Like many other attendees, they juggled a packed agenda and came out tired but ...

June 8, 2017 | Eson Kim

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